Pine Siskin in July

In the winter of 2015 we had an influx of Pine Siskins on our feeders in Wiscasset, Maine.  In the previous 16 years in the house I don’t recall ever seeing a Pine Siskin (granted I didn’t know much about birds prior to 2013).  

Anyway, during the winer of 2015, the Siskins were the dominant birds on our feeders . . . overwhelming the Gold Finches, Titmice and Juncos.  They didn’t leave until May.

And we haven’t seen one at home in Wiscasset since then.

This morning, Ingrid and I were driving into the driveway, past our feeding stations, and we noticed a Pine Siskin on the nyjer feeder.  We watched him/her for about five minutes and then I ran and got the camera and got some good shots.

As unlikely as a Pine Siskin is in July is . . . all the field marks line up.  Pretty cool!

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